Libya’s eastern-based government cuts diplomatic relations with Qatar

Updated 05 June 2017
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Libya’s eastern-based government cuts diplomatic relations with Qatar

BENGHAZI: Libya’s eastern-based government has followed regional allies in cutting diplomatic ties with Qatar, its foreign minister, Mohamed Dayri, said on Monday.
The eastern-based government’s announcement came after Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism.


Russian air strike kills 16 civilians in northwest Syria

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Russian air strike kills 16 civilians in northwest Syria

BEIRUT: A Russian air strike on a market in northwest Syria killed 16 civilians on Monday, a monitor said, in the latest violence to plague the country’s last major opposition bastion.
At least 35 other people were wounded in the raid that hit “a wholesale vegetable market in the town of Maaret Al-Numan,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.